Spring music concert at ETHS

Three spring concerts will showcase the vocal and instrumental talents of students at Evanston Township High School.

Concerts on May 19, 21, and 27 are free to the public and will be held in the ETHS auditorium.

On Tuesday, May 19, the Spring Vocal Concert will highlight various choral groups including the Concert Choir, Chorale, and Bazao A Cappella, among several others. The program will feature a variety of repertoire from classical to jazz to pop, directed by Mary Theresa Reed, ETHS Choral Director. The event begins at 7 p.m.

On Thursday, May 21, at 7:30 p.m., students in the Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Wind Band will present their spring concert with music ranging from classical—deFalla’s "Ritual Fire Dance" and Orff’s "Carmina Burana"—to Sousa, Respighi, and Grainger, among other noted composers. ETHS Band Director Matthew Bufis will conduct.

On Wednesday, May 27, the ETHS String Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra take the stage at 7:30 p.m. to play a concert featuring classical and contemporary favorites. Three senior soloists will perform, as well. The String Orchestra will perform works by Brahms, Satie, and Khachaturian. The soloists will be showcased with the Symphony Orchestra. Andrew Santiago offers a flute concerto by Mozart; Daniel Ostrow will play a violin concerto by Saint-Saens; and flutist Angela Wong will play a concerto by Ibert. The seniors won their solo spots through auditions held in the fall. The two orchestras are directed by ETHS Orchestra Director Charles Abplanalp.


ETHS is located at 1600 Dodge Ave. The auditorium is wheelchair accessible. Parking is available in the lot on Dodge Ave., directly across from the auditorium entrance.

Charles Bartling

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio stations and business-oriented magazines.

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